Elisabetta-I

Film per la scuola #02

Storia - Elisabetta I

-> Elizabeth, The Golden Age, 2007 di Shekhar Kapur con Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen, Rhys Ifans, Jordi Mollà.

Utili, dal punto di vista storico, i primi 20 minuti e gli ultimi con l'inizio della guerra contro la Spagna e la vittoria dell'Inghilterra contro l'Invincibile Armata. Alcune scene mostrano Filippo II e le fasi di costruzione della Armata.

“Mentre la processione si snodava per le strade imbandierate, il cerimoniale prevedeva che gli spettatori s'inchinassero e si levassero il cappello al passaggio della lettiga reale, e che si udisse forte il grido «Dio salvi la regina!». Ma pochi di questi saluti si fecero sentire. Al loro posto ci furono risatine soffocate e scoppi d'ilarità, occhiate silenziose e smorfie di disapprovazione o, quando le guardie e gli ufficiali erano fuori portata, insulti e maledizioni. Le donne si davano di gomito e ammiccavano, per indicare i lacci allentati della tunica di satin bianco della sovrana. Notavano l'eleganza della veste, tagliata secondo la moda francese e bordata di ermellino, ma prestavano maggiore attenzione al ventre rigonfio, alla singolare protuberanza sul collo e ai segni della scrofola che, ai loro occhi, sfiguravano la bellezza della regina rendendola mostruosa. I bambini aguzzavano la vista per guardarle le mani, nel tentativo di scorgere il bizzarro sesto dito che, avevano sentito dire dai genitori, era l'inequivocabile marchio delle streghe. […] Attraverso tutto questo la regina Anna passava sfrontata, regale, trionfante. […] Era davvero splendida quel giorno, colorita per l'emozione e con le guance lievemente arrossate dalla fresca aria primaverile. […] Che importava se i suoi sudditi si prendevano gioco di lei? Che importava se la chiamavano concubina, donna di malaffare, «scandalo della cristianità»? Per anni aveva sopportato il loro dileggio. Quel giorno, la processione segnava la sua rivincita.”

- Carolly Erickson, Elisabetta I, la vergine regina.

I grieve and dare not show my discontent,
I love and yet am forced to seem to hate,
I do, yet dare not say I ever meant,
I seem stark mute but inwardly do prate.
I am and not, I freeze and yet am burned,
Since from myself another self I turned.

My care is like my shadow in the sun,
Follows me flying, flies when I pursue it,
Stands and lies by me, doth what I have done.
His too familiar care doth make me rue it.
No means I find to rid him from my breast,
Till by the end of things it be supprest.

Some gentler passion slide into my mind,
For I am soft and made of melting snow;
Or be more cruel, love, and so be kind.
Let me or float or sink, be high or low.
Or let me live with some more sweet content,
Or die and so forget what love ere meant.

—  On Monsieur’s Departure, Elisabeth I
Anna Bolena, un software svela (probabilmente) il suo volto

Anna Bolena, un software svela (probabilmente) il suo volto

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Se così fosse, sarebbe una grave beffa per le due rivali nel volubile cuore di Enrico VIII, Anna Bolena e Jane Seymour. Le due dame (la prima delle quali, dopo essere stata causa scatenante dello Scisma della Chiesa anglicana, fu decapitata nel 1536 con le accuse di tradimento, incesto e stregoneria per far posto alla seconda) sarebbero state scambiate l’una per l’altrain un famoso ritratto…

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anonymous asked:

Which dwts season with Val is your fav, which season do you think was his best, which partner do you think was his best and which partner is your favorite? :)

Okay.. fun..lol

IMO..

Season 20 is my favorite because of the great partnership he had with Rumer and because he won. As far as the show overall, my favorite was season 18. 

His best season as a dancer/choreographer was season 19 with Janel.

Zendaya was the best dancer out of them all, but his best partnership was with Rumer. They were so perfectly matched. It was one of those rare partnerships. 

It didn’t work out with Elisabetta, but I loved all of his partners. Loved him and Sherri. They were hilarious. Him and Elizabeth were amazing and don’t get enough love. I loved him and Danica and she is my 2nd choice(behind Zendaya) if they do an all star season. I loved him and Janel very much despite whatever happened. Tamar was super cool and such a fighter! Never seen anyone come out of the hospital and dance. I wish the show would have shown the tight bond they had and how much fun they had instead of trying to make her look bad.

I go back and forth between Kelly, Zendaya and Rumer. I think I pick Kelly more times than not. So my answer is Kelly Monaco. 

In 2 giorni ho visto 14 episodi di Reign.
Sto proprio in fissa e sono anche in preda ad un enorme dilemma.
Io ho sempre tifato per Elisabetta I, la mia regina prefe da sempre. In Reign, Mary Stuart é fantastica, Fancesco di Francia é un cucciolino buono, bello, intelligente che io sposerei immediatamente.
Sono in crisi. Per chi tifo io ora?! 😭😭

ANTONELLA STENI, SCANZONATISSIMA
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Tanti sono gli argomenti che non ho il tempo e il modo di trattare in questo blog (e questo l’abbiamo capito – direte voi dodici lettori – lo scrivi sempre!). Vanno dalle notazioni sull’Infamily Day, rispetto al quale sopravvive solo un intervento grafico (peraltro esaustivo) di Manlio Truscia, questa volta con Lorella Montanaro.…

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anonymous asked:

What kind of relationship did Lucrezia have with her sisters-in-law- Isabella d'Este and Elisabetta Gonzaga? I herd they despised them but she and Isabella got on eventually... Is it true? Were Lucrezia's first years at Ferrara hard or did the people loved her instantly?

I admit I have no idea about Lucrezia and Elisabetta, Mary and I only remember they met in Urbino before Lucrezia’s wedding.

As for Lucrezia and Isabella, I’m sure there were public displays of affection but I doubt they’d braid each other’s hair. It also seems likely that Lucrezia had or almost had an affair with Isabella’s husband, Francesco Gonzaga, which would mean she didn’t care for Isabella that much after all, nor could Isabella particularly like her. This is a tricky thing for me to talk about because as much as I like Lucrezia I absolutely adore Isabella and I think she and Francesco made an oddly affectionate pair - their letters are often informal, even flirtatious, it’s a rare thing for their time and I liked reading about them very much.

  I do recognize, however, that hostilities seems to have spread mostly on Isabella’s part. The very idea to marry her brother into the Borgia family horrified her and she wasn’t prone to changing her mind about people, so even the most flattering reports about Lucrezia must have upset and disappointed her not matter what. We should also mention that she enjoyed the spotlight a lot and I guess she’d hardly like the idea of leaving her mother’s court, one she essentially still felt like she owned, to this younger girl of dubious reputation. She also had a history of female rivalry, though I doubt she was the only one, and her reputation as a trendsetter launched her in a series of fashion battles. It’s kind of funny to read reports of her first encounters with Lucrezia, as her LIW would swear she surpassed the Spanish-born sister-in-law on all fronts and much is made about Lucrezia showing up late in the morning.

Still - to her credit - Isabella had a great relationship with Elisabetta Gonzaga and Felice della Rovere, so it’s possible that she and Lucrezia just weren’t made to like each other.

It’s been a while since I read my last Borgia bio so if anyone has info to add, hit the ask button!